Joe Bendel profiles former Fox Chapel baseball standout Brad Wilson, who helped LSU win the College World Series in 1996.
"Before he became linked to one of the great moments in College World Series history, Brad Wilson came inches from being a scapegoat.
His leadoff double for LSU in the bottom of the ninth inning against Miami set the stage for a pulsating, two-out, walk-off homer by future Pirates second baseman Warren Morris.
But that indelible moment from 20 years ago might never have occurred if Wilson, a Fox Chapel native, had been thrown out at second while legging out his double down the left-field line. Wilson over-slid the bag and nearly got tagged out.
"I joke with my wife that if I was called out there, we wouldn't be living in Baton Rouge today; we'd be living in Pittsburgh," Wilson said, laughing."